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Adobe Walls District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Adobe Walls by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairperson– Richard Carter- slrjcarter@cableone.net

District Commissioner– David Myers – dmyers6020@gmail.com

District Executive– Eric Byrne- eric.byrne@scouting.org

May Calendar:

May 7 – District Meeting (630pm in Borger)

May11- Pampa kids bike rodeo

May 25 – District pinewood derby (Pampa)

District Meeting Attendance

For nearly two years, I have had monthly district meetings.  The attendance has been mixed.  District meetings are designed to help the volunteers be well prepared and informed on district and council events.  I would like for everyone to take a moment to email me to tell us how to boost attendance.  The council has a phone conference system that we can use so people in outlying areas do not have to travel.  We can move the meeting locations around.  Please email me your thoughts and let’s see if we can build on this.

District Pinewood Derby

On Saturday, May 25 will be the Adobe Walls Pinewood derby.  Admission is one can of food per racer.  Please contact Tsuneko Lish by email at: boo_berry00@hotmail.com for times and areas that you can help this to be a success.

Contact List

I am STILL requesting each unit send me an updated list of your unit leader, unit committee chairman, and charter representative.  Please attach current phone (day and evening) as well as email so I can put together an updated unit directory to give to all AW district unit leaders.

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Golden Eagle District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Golden Eagle by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairman:                             Steven Denny             skilawyer@aol.com

District Commissioner                     Joy Kilian                    joykilian@hotmail.com

District Executive:                              Brian Lamirande        brian.lamirande@scouting.org

*IMPORTANT NOTICE*

Unregistered Youth & Bridged Webelos

We want to ensure that YOUR Scouts are protected AND able to earn their advancements for all of their hard work! So if your Troop took in Webelos 2’s or has new, unregistered Scouts that are attending meetings, a NEW Youth Application need be completed in order to add them to your roster.

So if you have applications on hand, please bring them by the Scout Office (401 Tascosa Rd.), or contact YOUR District Executive, who is here to serve, to coordinate getting applications turned in. If you have new youth attending meetings, please send the parent to the Scout Office to get their application(s) completed. 

Your District Executive is Brian Lamirande and he may be reached at the Scout Office at 806-358-6500 or by Cell 806-220-9158 or at Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org.

2013 Summer Program Events– NEW

Check out the Golden Eagle District Webpage & Facebook Page to Stay Connected!

Fishing Derby 2013– NEW

Saturday May 4th, Southeast Park in Canyon

We are very excited to offer again for 2013, our district’s annual Fishing Derby. This event is held at the beautiful Southeast Park in Canyon, off 4th street and South on 28th street. Texas Parks & Wildlife will be joining us again to provide official measurements. Included in the $7 entry fee, each scout will receive a full lunch and the first 100 Scouts that register will receive a custom event patch! Registration can be completed online at www.goldenspread.org and payment accepted by mail or at the Scout Office. Be sure to sign up in advance as the patches went FAST last year! More information on the Golden Eagle District Webpage.

District Pinewood Derby– NEW

Saturday, May 18th, Center Court of Westgate Mall

The 2nd annual Golden Eagle Pinewood is scheduled for the 3rd Saturday in May and we are very excited to announce our new venue for 2013. The event will be held at the Westgate Mall in the Center Court!! There will be a mobile Scout Shop selling various Pinewood supplies and other goodies available as well as an information booth and registration/weigh-in area. More information is on the Golden Eagle District Webpage!!

Boy Scout Archery Contest– NEW

The 2nd annual Boy Scout Archery Competition is in the works….We are excited to expand this program opportunity this year to accommodate more shooters. Last year we filled the 30 allotted spots very quickly and saw a tremendous response to the event. There will be 50 openings this year competing in 2 separate divisions; Compound Division and Longbow Division. The event flyer is now available on the Golden Eagle District Webpage and more information will be coming as to when registration will begin.

Journey to Excellence – NEW

Want to know how your unit (pack, troop, team, crew, post or ship) compares to the Gold Standard?

Download this year’s Unit Scorecard found at…and find out.

http://www.scouting.org/scoutsource/Awards/JourneyToExcellence.aspx

We strive to provide our youth with the best possible Scouting experience, and the Journey to Excellence, or JTE program helps us to achieve that goal. The Journey to Excellence program outlined by the Boys Scouts of America, (replacing the “Quality Unit” program in 2010), helps to guide unit leaders by providing “roadmap” to a successful, quality Scouting program. Check out the scorecard that best represents your Scouting unit and keep track of your progress throughout the 2013 year.

Scorecards are submitted during the annual re-chartering process.

REACH FOR THE GOLD!!

Golden Eagle District CommitteePositions Available

The Golden Eagle District is growing and need your help! We currently have the following positions available:

1) Marketing Chair (Newsletter, Facebook, Etc)

2) District Religious Emblems Coordinator

3) Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner

4) Unit Commissioners

If you would like to be considered for any of the above positions, have a recommendation, or would just like to get involved in a fun new way, please contact District Executive, Brian Lamirande at 806-220-9158 or Brian.Lamirande@Scouting.org.

We welcome ALL suggestions and recommendations!

Roundtable – District Wide Meeting- Come one, Come ALL!

Adult Leader Roundtable is an excellent opportunity to ensure that YOUR unit is represented and YOUR thoughts, ideas, comments and concerns are heard. This monthly meeting provides a platform for discussion, event planning, training, networking and idea sharing that EVERYONE will surely benefit from. We feature monthly Boy Scout cub Cub Scout -related topics & fun-filled activities in a warm & welcoming environment!

So bring all of your Pack and Troop adult leaders out to the Golden Eagle Monthly Roundtable & join in on the fun!  The meeting is at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of the month, located in the St. Thomas the Apostle Church Fellowship Hall. Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Eagle Scout Project Reviews and Eagle Scout Boards of Reviews

Service Project Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

Eagle Rank Review – 4rd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

**District Meetings**

Cub Scout/Boy Scout Roundtable
1st Thursday of the Month – 7:00pm @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 4100 South Coulter

District Key-3 Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:00pm @ Scout Service Center

District Committee Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 6:30pm @ Scout Service Center

District Commissioner’s Meeting
2nd Thursday of the Month – 7:15pm @ Scout Service Center

Eagle Boards of Review
Service Project Review – 3nd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell
Eagle Rank Review – 4rd Thur. of the Month – 6:30 pm @ St. Luke Presbyterian Church, 3001 S. Bell

**Please check the Golden Eagle District Website for Calendar Updates & Activities**

http://www.goldenspread.org/districts/GoldenEagle/GoldenEagle.htm

Or

 

Golden Eagle District Facebook Page!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Eagle-District-BSA-Golden-Spread-Council/301897883200809\

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Lone Wolf District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Lone Wolf by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District  Chairpman- James Hayes- bear4747@AOL.com

District Commissioner-Bob Post- theoaks@ptsi.net

District Executive-Lindsay Waugh- lindsay.waugh@scouting.org

May Calendar:

13-Pack 104 Blue and Gold, Turpin UMC 6:00 p.m.

16-Perryton Boy Scout Roundup, 6:00 p.m., Williams Cafeteria

16-Perryton Roundtable, 2st Christian Church, 7:00 p.m.

18-Lake Fryer Cleanup, Camp Parnell, 9:00 a.m.

23-Dalhart Roundtable, Central UMC 7:00 p.m.

23-Guymon Roundtable, Victory UMC 7:00 p.m.

District News

Lake Palo Duro Cleanup

On April 13th, 2013, the Lone Wolf District held the annual Lake Palo Duro Cleanup. The attendance included Pack and Troop 256 from Perryton, Troop 551 and Troop 250 from Spearman, Troop 163 from Spearman, and Troop 548 from Fritch. Total amount of volunteers was 40, with a total of 63 youth in attendance. The day was windy, the lunch most welcome, and all of these units gave back and helped clean up one of the areas frequented by scouts every year. Thanks for all you did guys!

Pack 46 Blue and Gold

Pack 46 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet also on April 13th, 2013. Barbecue was served, as well as an assortment of wonderful and colorful desserts. The cubs put on several skits and sang a lot of songs. It was wonderful to see all of the looks on the parents faces as each cub got his advancements for the evening.

Lake Fryer Cleanup

The Lake Fryer Cleanup will be held on Saturday, May 18th, at Camp Parnell. The option to camp the nights of the 17th and 18th will be offered. Lunch will be served on the 18th and patches provided as well. Make sure to have the proper amount of leadership for all units and parents for Cub Scouts. For more information, please call Jim Lear at 806-202-4507or Lindsay Waugh at 580-206-4795, or email one of them at n5lnr@ptsi.net or lindsay.waugh@scouting.org to reserve your spot. Signup deadline is

LONE WOLF CAMPING AND ACTIVITY CORNER-Beaver Sand Dunes

How about a fun day with sand? Ok, so, it’s not the beach, but, the Beaver Sand Dunes in Beaver County does offer many other amazing activities and sights. There are 520 acres to ride about on in a dune buggy, and, 300 acres of it are sand hills. There is fishing, hiking, a playground, and two campgrounds. Do you know what one of my favorite activities as a kid on a field trip to the dunes? We would take our snow sleds and slide down the side of a sand dune. We may not always have snow to do this, so, sand is a wonderful alternative! So, next time you are in the eastern part of the Oklahoma Panhandle, stop by the Sand Dunes and take a look! Perhaps this will be the next site of your next outing!

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Quanah Parker District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Quanah Parker by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairperson– Tim White- tim.white@amaisd.org (806)326.4105 (work)

District Commissioner– Steve Rodriguez- steve.rodriguez1978@gmail.com (806)231-3380(cell)

District Executive– Chase Roach- chase.roach@scouting.org (806) 341-4491 (cell)

May Calendar:

2nd-District Committee Meeting – 6:30PM

2nd-ROUNDTABLE Meeting – 7:00PM

11th– QP Fishing Derby @ Medi-Park – 9:00AM-12:00PM

Quanah Parker District Committee & Roundtable

April was a phenomenal Roundtable meeting with lots of conversations about fun summertime activities for packs and troops. Tim White, our new District Chair, did an incredible job of running the meeting, and keeping everyone on track. Way to go, Tim!! Thanks to everyone that helped and attended. All participants left with lots of great ideas to spawn into action. The number one thing to remember as a Volunteer Scout Leader—Kids vote with their feet… If they are enjoying a great program they will be more active. If attendance drops it’s important to re-evaluate your program. Kids want to have fun and advance in rank.

The May District Roundtable is the GO TO place for the Journey to Excellence discussions for Cub Scout and Boy Scout units. We will discuss all the details for making every unit a JTE Top Performer.  Quanah Parker was a Gold Level JTE Performer last year, and we want to make sure we’re on track for a repeat!! Way to go Quanah Parker for setting some great standards last year. We are continuing to set records for activity attendance, and more excitement than ever is growing in QP for Scouting!! —the boys deserve it.

May 2nd 6:30PM District Committee Meeting

*All Quanah Parker District Committee Members

*Final Preparations for the QP Fishing Derby

May 2nd-7:00PM District Roundtable Meeting

*Journey To Excellence

*QP Fishing Derby

Christian Heritage Church (Outreach Center), 900 S. Nelson

Quanah Parker District Pinewood Derby

May 11th is the big day for the Quanah Parker Fishing Derby!! Check in is from 9:00AM-9:30AM. Hooks in the water at 9:30AM, and fish like crazy until 12:00PM. We’ll have hot dogs and snacks for everyone at 12:00PM, and immediately following we’ll present goodies and Trophies. Last year was an absolute blast!! Don’t miss it!!

The park is reserved and final preparations are being made!! It’s going to be a lot of fun, and hoping for some big fish again this year!! Don’t forget to register online now:

https://www.kintera.org/AutoGen/Register/ECReg.asp?ievent=1069197&en=doKCJJOpEcJELJNnF3LALQOwEkJVL1NyGgKOJXMwHbJLJSOvHsH

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Santa Fe District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Santa Fe by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairperson– George Hall – ghall68@hotmail.com

District Commissioner– Fred Leighton Sr. – scouter1230@yahoo.com

District Executive– Gaylyne Manns- gmannsbsa@gmail.com

May

7 – Key 3 9:00 AM Memphis

11 – Fish Fest MK Brown

23 – Round Table Clarendon 6:30 pm

Fish Fest

Woo Hoo Fish Fest again!  This event for Cub Scouts and Adults can enjoy a day of fishing fellowship, fun and good food at Camp MK Brown starting at 8:30 am on May 11, 2013.  Register at the Council, $5.00 per Scout and $2.50 per adults and siblings.  See the flyer below!

Flyer

Roundtable

The Purpose of the Roundtable

1. To provide the skill to do—skills, techniques, information, program

ideas—the know-how that makes for successful unit operation.

2. To provide unit leadership with the will to do—the morale,

enthusiasm, inspiration, and vision that periodically renew the

desire to serve youth.

District Roundtables

A night of fellowship, ongoing training and FUN, FUN, FUN is being planned.

Roundtables are going to be held every month. One month in Clarendon and one month in Shamrock.  All Cub Scout and Boy Scout leaders, committee members and parents are invited and encouraged to attend if you cannot come please send someone in your place, every unit should have at least 1 adult attend this exciting event.

Save the Date

July 20th SF District “Fun in the Sun Day Camp” in Memphis, Texas. Here is the link for information:

http://www.goldenspread.org/Programs/Forms/2013%20Fun%20in%20the%20Sun%20Flyer.pdf

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Venturing District Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Venturing by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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District Chairman:          Jay Barrett:  806-326-2800 or jay.barrett@amaisd.org

District Commissioner:    DeLynn McGehee:  806-681-1623 or    drkkmcgehee@yahoo.com

District Executive:           Shannon Scott: 806-358-6500 or shannon.scott@scouting.org

May Calendar: 

4th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Troop 94

15th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  AACAL Health Science

18th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Crew 2555

28th:  6:30 p.m.:  Open House at the American Red Cross

June Calendar:

13th:  9:00 a.m.:  COPE:  Crew 633

2013 Venturing District Awards Banquet

Congratulations to Taos A., Cordell S., Brandon F., Jamie L., Rayell A., and Jacob E. for earning their Bronze Awards!

Way to go Cordell S. and Taos A. on earning the Leadership Awards!

There were numerous other awards that were given out including the Messenger of Peace and the Leave no Trace Awards

Great Job Everyone!!

2013 V.O.A. Members

Emily P.:  Southern Region Area Vice President of Administration

Brandon F.:  President

Cordell S.:  Vice President of Administration

Jamie L.:  Vice President of Program

Taos A.:  Crew Guide

Rayell A.:  Secretary/ Treasurer

C.O.P.E
Do you know what COPE is all about?  Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience or C.O.P.E. is the challenge course (ropes course) program of the Boy Scouts of America. COPE is a series of physical, mental and emotional challenges facilitated by trained staff directed at enhancing personal growth. If you think you would like to know more, please contact Shannon Scott at 358-6500 or shannon.scott@scouting.org

Scholarship Opportunities

If you have questions about such opportunities, please contact Shannon Scott (Venturing Division) at the Scout Service Center 358-6500.

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Golden Spread Council Highlights- May 2013

Posted in Council News by goldenspread on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Camp Don Dining Hall  Blog 

As you all know, we have started the construction on the new Dining Hall.  To keep you abreast on what’s going on, we have created a “Blog” for you to visit periodically.  We will update you on construction and have pictures so you can see the progress being made.  Take a look at the blog today.

Blog Link

Injury Reporting 

Unit-level volunteers must report to the council any incident that requires treatment beyond Scout rendered first aid.  If, say, a cut finger or a twisted ankle is treated on site, no report is needed.  If a cut finger requires a visit to the doctor and stitches, the report must be submitted along with any relevent photographs, doctors’ forms etc.  The incident form is located at the link below or on our web site in the forms (safety) section.

2013 Bsa Lifeguard Training  NEW

We are offering a BSA Lifeguard Training on May 18th at Camp Don Harrington.  The last day to register is May 3!  If you plan on attending or know someone who is, they must register ASAP. This training has been listed on the website for some time so this is your last opportunity before the Summer!

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Online Registration

2013 Pistol Shooting Opportunity 

New at Camp MK Brown Summer Camp will be a Pistol Pilot program.  Only 11 Councils across the entire Boy Scouts have been approved for this and we are one of them!  Come to Camp MK Brown this summer and if you are 13 years old or 8th grade, you can shoot our pistols!  Watch for more info and specific details soon!  Sign-up for Camp MK Brown now! See the link below.

Camp MK Brown Summer Camp

Cub Scout Resident Camp  NEW

The Cub Scout Resident Camp information and online registration is now available.  The theme this year is “Treasure Trove” and we are excited about all the activities planned for your Scout.  Please look at the information flyer and online registration links below.

Information Flyer

Online Registration

Summer Camp Staff NEW

We are searching for the best Boy Scouts and best venturing Scouts to be part of the BEST Camp Staff!  If you have a Scout who fits the mold of a staff member, please have them contact Scott or Chase at the Scout office today.  Hiring for the summer is about to begin.  Applications can be found at the link below.

Camp Staff Application

Camp Cards  NEW

Congratulations to all the units and Scouts who participated in this awesome Fundraiser.  There will be lots more Scouts attending camp this year thanks to Camp Card Sales!  The Top Selling Boy Scout was Jacob H. from Troop 10 and the Top Selling Cub Scout was Evan K. from Pack 100!!

Cub Scout “Fun in the Sun” Day Camp  NEW

The Fun in the Sun Day Camp information is now available at the link below.  One day Saturday Camps are very popular and great value for the price.  All Scouts should experience camp and we hope you will consider one of many to attend this year.

Flyer

Online Registration

NYLT NEW

Scouts still interested in attending this awesome training course can still register. May 17th is the absolute deadline and fees must be paid in full on or before that date. Please visit the link below.

NYLT

Participant Application

2013 Boy Scout Summer Camping  NEW

The 2013 Camp MK Brown Leader’s Guide is available at the link below.  You should have already started your summer camp planning and we hope Camp MK Brown is your first and only choice!  If you have not registered your Troop yet, please call the Scout Office at 806-358-6500 and reserve your camp spot now.  The first week is full but we have openings for the 2nd and 3rd weeks.

Camp Leader’s Guide

Programs and Training NEW

If you haven’t visited the Council Home Page lately, you are missing out on tons of information!  We have many trainings and activities already listed for 2013 and here they are:

May:

No scheduled events see your District page for activities taking place in your area!

June

Fun in the Sun Day Camps

Cub Scout Resident Camps

Boy Scout Summer Camp

Council Home Page

Pack Celebration  NEW

Pack 1 from Amarillo will be hosting a celebration on May 11 from 2-4pm to celebrate their 50th Anniversary!  All are welcome to attend this event at Ridgecrest Elementary School.

Shooting Sports Weekend Camps – Camp Don Harrington  NEW

July 12-14  & August 2-4

Pistol* Rifle* Shotgun *Archery *Blackpowder

Information Flyer

Online Registration

Scout Shop   NEW

Have you visited the Scout Shop lately?  They have some really cool items for sale!  If you need summer camping supplies or Jamboree uniforms etc. now is the time to come in and look around before the rush takes place!

2013 Eagle Scouts  NEW

Last Name Unit Number District
Bowling T-4 GE
Gwyn T-4 GE
Gwyn T-4 GE
Earls T-98 GE
Wihelm T-54 GE
Fick T-142 LW
Miracle T-97 GE
McElwain T-79 GE
Hughes T-404 AW
Fierro C2012 GE
Andis T-472 AW

Memorials and Tributes

In Memory of From
Kyle Kacuaskus Averitte Riney, Mayfield LLP
Kyle Kacuaskus Averitte Barrry Peterson
Kyle Kacuaskus Averitte Lovell, Lovell, Newsom, Iscern
Kyle Kacuaskus Averitte Mr. & Mrs. Phillip Niegos
Ronald Price Mr. & Mrs. C. D. Elliot
Ronald Price Robert McGinnis
Lester Myers Mr. & Mrs.  M. J. Hamrick

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